April 4, 2014

“Why do these bigots still have jobs? Let’s go get them”

Filed under: Business, Media, Politics, USA — Tags: , , , — Nicholas @ 08:45

In Slate, Will Saletan digs through the data to find the next set of targets:

Some of my colleagues are celebrating. They call Eich a bigot who got what he deserved. I agree. But let’s not stop here. If we’re serious about enforcing the new standard, thousands of other employees who donated to the same anti-gay ballot measure must be punished.

More than 35,000 people gave money to the campaign for Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that declared, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” You can download the entire list, via the Los Angeles Times, as a compressed spreadsheet. (Click the link that says, “Download CSV.”) Each row lists the donor’s employer. If you organize the data by company, you can add up the total number of donors and dollars that came from people associated with that company.

The first thing you’ll notice, if you search for Eich, is that he’s the only Mozilla employee who gave to the campaign for Prop 8. His $1,000 was more than canceled out by three Mozilla employees who donated to the other side.

The next thing you’ll notice is that other companies, including other tech firms, substantially outscored Mozilla in pro-Prop 8 contributions attributed to their employees. That includes Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Yahoo, as well as Disney, DreamWorks, Gap, and Warner Bros.

Thirty-seven companies in the database are linked to more than 1,300 employees who gave nearly $1 million in combined contributions to the campaign for Prop 8. Twenty-five tech companies are linked to 435 employees who gave more than $300,000. Many of these employees gave $1,000 apiece, if not more. Some, like Eich, are probably senior executives.

Why do these bigots still have jobs? Let’s go get them.


  1. Emboldened by success though who feel aggrieved will again lash out. This will continue until someone stands up to the bullies, who don’t feel that their actions are bullying at all, and who would be first in line to wear “insert colour here” to stand against bullying. As I have seen elsewhere, the right to disagree and not like something is being trampled by the political correctness crowd, again. And for some reason these people get to determine what is right, and what is wrong, supported by a cackling media who feel that it is their righteous duty to attack anything that they disagree with.

    Comment by Dwayne — April 4, 2014 @ 09:35

  2. There’s a new university major: the intersectionality of microaggressing donors, investors, and h8mongers. They wouldn’t even need to set up a new department to teach it, as it’s being taught in every so-called “humanities” program these days.

    Comment by Nicholas — April 4, 2014 @ 17:13

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